The name Sturzaker first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the settlement of Stirzacre in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Sturzaker belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Sturzaker family
The surname Sturzaker was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Stirzaker originally Steresaker, in the parish of Garstang, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The origin of the name is to describe estates which were steers-acre, and under this spelling the name was recorded in the 13th century.
Early History of the Sturzaker family
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Sturzaker Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Sturzaker has appeared include Stirzaker, Stirzacker, Stirsaker, Stirsacker, Sterzaker, Stersaker, Steresaker, Steresake, Stazicker, Staziker, Sturzaker and many more.
Early Notables of the Sturzaker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sturzaker family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sturzaker arrived in North America very early: Robert Styrzaker who landed in North America in 1705.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sturzaker (post 1700)
- David Sturzaker, English actor, best known for his role as Dr. Simon Bond in the BBC soap, Doctors (2009 to 2011)